Saturday, 8 January 2011

Time flies....when you're having fun! - LIIU #8 DT

Re-edited: Wooo hooo! My canvas has been awarded a Top 3 award at the Delicious Doodles challenge ;)))!

How's everyone doing in the New Year? :)

All girls at Let's Ink It Up are great and we greeted the New Year in great style! New year, new look, you see. Have a look in here for the full details of the new challenge and to see the new FABULOUS look! 

And the new challenge is ANYTHING GOES! To get your creative juices going strong, we are starting with any kind of project or theme you like as long as it beautifully displays the traditional hand stamping ;).

And you may remember that we have recently had a fab swap at LIIU. It did so well that Suzanne thought of a perfect way to keep it going. Make sure you check it out -  for Let's Ink It Up Swaps click here.

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Make It Crafty and Zoe's prize package is the winner's choice of one rubber stamp ;).

So onto my project for this challenge... 

My DH often takes the mickey out of me that my craft room is like a black hole, the time seems to stop there... It's light years before I re-appear from my den whilst I am convinced it's only been an hour! And when I saw the inspiration photo at Raise the bar, I knew that was it!
I created this canvas for him as my "revenge" ;). He's recently got himself this fancy new shed (mostly because he's been evicted from the study that got turned into my craft and this shed has become his little sanctuary ;). And when he works on a project in there, he's usually gone for ;). So I just wanted to make a little point - time flies....when you're having fun! rofl ;))

My canvas has been generously treated with Terra (this is my first "independent" project using Terra), stamped with watch cogs, sequin waste and bottle caps, then painted with gold, copper and bronze acrylic paints, finally the raised bits were highlighted with Pistachio Precious Metal and blue paint dabber. The clock is by 7Gypsies and was stamped onto metal and finished with Ten Seconds Studio tools. The TH wings were stamped and copper embossed onto grunge paper.

Then I sprinkled a handful of my new obsession ;) sequins in various shapes (my lovely hubby has got me 4 packets of sequins in a local discount shop, just to see if I like them... They cost next to nothing and are absolutely fab!!!). I also added a chain and hung a clock cog thinggy to create a charm.

Make sure to check what the other DT girls have created for this challenge, the inspiration is just amazing!

Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments. Being away and still having problems with my hand ;(, I have neglected my blogging friends a bit (sorry!) but I promise to try to catch up on visiting your lovely blogs very soon...! ;)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Raise the Bar #48 - inspiration photo (clock and round sequins)
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge #7 - Something new
Sassy Studio Designs #54 - Use something new
The Artistic Stamper - Things with wings
Sunday Stamper #135 - This Charming Man
Southern Girls - Anything goes
Stamp Insanity Challeng #41 - Use metal
Stampin' B's #41 - Something new
Creative Cottage Challenge #30 - Something new 
Craft Your Days Away #11 - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Try Something Different  
Aud Sentiments #19 - Two word sentiment
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #116 - Tons of texture


Hels Sheridan said...

Wowzers Joanna, this is truly STUNNING and I bet your hubby is over the moon with it!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Regan said...

This is amazing! Such a thoughtful gift for your husband, even if it is for revenge! ;)

Ros said...

Incredible piece of art .... absolutely stunning!!

Anesha said...

Wonderful project, love it. :)

Susan Allan said...

Terra is quite an interesting product, don't you think?...a very good base for a canvas project and gives so much texture. I think your hubby will love it and hang it on the wall in his shed, maybe; although it deserves a more prominent place. What does he do in his shed???
LOvely piece of work, Joanna!!
Sue xx

Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Joanna, fabulous texture and wonderful rich colours. This would look great in your hubby's den or even your craft room to remind you both that time really does fly when your having fun LOL.

Crafting Joanne said...

What a superb canvas Joanna, love all the colours and textures.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.


Joanne x

Tracey T said...

Wow, Joanna! What an amazing project! I love the fact that not only is it beautiful, it is SO different. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week - hope to see you again. Tracey x

pinky said...

Stunning creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments.

Allison said...

that's lovely
Thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

SuzanneK said...

OMG Joanna, absolutely stunning, no words can describe really. I love it, love it. Hugs Suzanne

Kimberly S said...

This is amazing Joanna! There is such a variety of decorative elements on this project, and it's just so creative! :)

Audrey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Dragonlady said...

Wow Joanna

What an absolutely amazing project, the work is so detailed. I love it to bits hun.

Hugs Ali x

Minxy said...

Crackin canvas art, Thanks for joining in with the ASCT Challenge :D

Cindy2 said...

Wow - I don't do mixed media, but I know talent when I see it. This is gorgeous. It's too bad you didn't get the Feline Playful link in time, there are lots of people that would enjoy your blog. We have things in common. Practical Magic is also one of my favorite movies, adore Harry Potter and I'm a huge Make it Crafty fan. I think Zoe is amazing. Thanks for the trip to my blog, I'll be keeping an eye on yours. C2

Nigel said...

Now that's the way to start this year's blogging - it's fantastic.
Welcome back, and happy New Year :)

Julie said...

Wow that is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Cindy Gay said...

"Time Flies" is a great creation. Very unique! Great job my new friend!

Becky said...

wow Joanne you do some stunning work. Those clocks are fabulous.

Thank you for stopping by my blog from Feline, I am a member. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is a STUNNING piece Joanne, thanks for sharing your talent!

Benzi said...

Wow! This is a super project with so much wonderful detail and you did a spectacular job. Very impressive!
Thanks so much for joining the Stampin B's challenge this week.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Lucky Hubby! What a fantastic project!!!! Amazing work Joanna!!!!

Tammy xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous piece of artwork, Joanna. Your hubby is fortunate to have it for his own private space. Thanks so much for joining me on my blog and for your nice comments. So pleased you found me. I've signed on as a follower here, as well. It's so nice to meet new crafty friends. See you again soon, and best wishes for a beautiful year!!

Teri said...

What a fabulous project hun! Nice to 'get your own back' on the hubby! LOL
Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Claire said...

Wow Joanna what a breathtaking project! I love it and I bet hubby will be even longer in his shed now he has such a work of art to admire :-)
Claire xx

Annika said...

wow-wow-wow - everything is so organic, stuff just seems to "GROW" from background!! Stunning work!!
Sorry I've been out of loop for so long, it's been more a hospital than a house here for almost a month!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA! This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for joining us at Delicious Doodles! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Linda R. said...

This is absolutly amazing.. What a wonderful piece of ART you have created.. I just love everything about it.. Hugs, Linda

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful canvas - great recycling too

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

Doreen said...

What a stunning canvas.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Linda w said...

Wow, fantastic and stunning. Sure he'll love it. Hugs lin

Rebekah said...

Really lovely work thanks for sharing at the creative cottage and crafty sentiments this time hugs Rebekah xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer this is absolutely brilliant I am in awe when looking at creations like this it is a work of art the detail is awesome thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Lorraine x

Sara said...

Wow, that is awesome, thanks for playing along with SSD!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I keep seeing people using Terra but cant seem to find much information on it and cant find it in any supply shops in Ireland. Where do you get yours from? I would love to try something inspired by your piece!!

Kim. said...

Wow this is amazing, you never believe it was the same item. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Kim xXx

Shirl said...

Another stunner my friend, your project is beautiful. Time does fly when you are having fun because it took me ages to look at all the gorgeous detail on your canvas but enjoyed every minute of it.
Hugs Shirley x x

~*Joni said...

Wow Joanna! This is so beautiful, I love the copper scheme of it all, what a fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in on the fun at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Basslady said...

stunning work! a real fabulous crafting-idea!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Thanh Vo said...

What a beautiful piece of work!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Raise the Bar, Joanna.

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